View Full Version : [ubuntu] sound error causes program to close

August 30th, 2011, 05:03 AM
Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I'm extremely new here. I'm trying to run brainworkshop in Ubuntu 10.04 on my Toshiba NB305 (its a netbook). The program runs fine for a little while, and then suddenly closes. The problem seems to be related to the sound so I posted it here. Here's the error:

user@user-laptop:~/brainworkshop$ python brainworkshop.pyw
ALSA lib pcm_pulse.c:732:(pulse_prepare) PulseAudio: Unable to create stream: Too large

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "brainworkshop.pyw", line 4352, in <module>
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/app/__init__.py", line 264, in run
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/app/xlib.py", line 93, in run
sleep_time = self.idle()
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/app/__init__.py", line 187, in idle
dt = clock.tick(True)
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/clock.py", line 700, in tick
return _default.tick(poll)
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/clock.py", line 303, in tick
item.func(ts - item.last_ts, *item.args, **item.kwargs)
File "brainworkshop.pyw", line 4236, in update
else: generate_stimulus()
File "brainworkshop.pyw", line 3858, in generate_stimulus
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/media/__init__.py", line 797, in queue
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/media/__init__.py", line 893, in _begin_source
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/media/__init__.py", line 724, in _fill_audio
File "/home/user/brainworkshop/pyglet/media/drivers/alsa/__init__.py", line 155, in write
raise ALSAException(asound.snd_strerror(samples_out))
pyglet.media.drivers.alsa.ALSAException: File descriptor in bad state I'm new to linux and I was never an expert with windows, so I have no idea what to make of this. Any help at all would be much appreciated.

August 31st, 2011, 05:02 PM
Boy do I feel foolish! I missed the note beneath the installation instructions recommending the installation of the python-opengl package in case of sound trouble. Problem solved!